The title may take you by surprise. Whoever thought crying or venting secretly, can impact positively, then you have got it right! Henceforth, vent it out but productively. The agitation, pent up frustration and the palpable tension that simmers from a cubicle – is all too common in modern workplaces. But what if all the emotions you had bottled up inside threatens to blow up?
Well, no need to panic; we are humans after all. We reaching a breaking point and need an outlet to just say it out and be done with it. Even for those who love their job and colleagues. Again, this isn’t an uncommon occurrence, everyone vents at work when the stress and frustrations get a tad too much to handle.
Be it a boss breathing down your neck, a tight project deadline or an annoying co-worker, venting it out is natural but it doesn’t mean it’s a good thing. Venting creates a negative environment in the workplace which may lead to disruption and bring down everyone’s morale and hamper productivity.
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Also constant crying or venting may make you seem annoying to your colleagues. But then if you are feeling to cry or vent it out anyway, there are some steps you can follow to gain control and move toward building a genuine feeling of camaraderie and hope.
4 Productive ways to vent it out to uplift yourself:
Seek Support from Colleagues or friends:
A conversation with a colleague who is on the same wavelength as you are is good start. A dialogue, person to person may help you change your perspective. In order to maintain space for a new opinion, be specific from the outset that you want to hear your colleague’s view as well. In short, seek support but leave room for disagreement.
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Write It Down:
When you face hurdles in communicating the problem with anyone at work, the tried and tested method of writing it down works well. With absolutely all pros and no cons to this method, vent it out on a piece of paper or your journal, just let the words flow. Plus, after writing down all that’s bothering you, a lot of stressors seem much less significant. It really does! Try it out.
Balance It Off:
There is always someone or some particular thing that will be making your life harder. But push yourself to keep these negative things in check and challenge yourself to be a little more observant to notice the plenty of good things that are always happening around you.
Minimize The Impact:
If you going to vent it out do it with as little impact as possible. Try not to do it that often and with not the same people. You may be known as competent, intelligent, or a leader material– whatever professional reputation you hold to make sure you don’t add the title of the constant complainer to it.
Be A Solution Seeker:
Venting out is all good but dedicate time to come up with solutions as well. Most of the time people will vent out to blow off some steam without any intent to figure out resolution to the problem. It won’t get better unless you are going to do something about it.
So there it is, you have the right to complain but remember to do it in a way that doesn’t disrupt your team and the work ambiance. The negative impact of a disengaged workforce is quite high than you would think. But if you would follow the steps suggested, you will be able to transform the venting experience into something more productive and positive.